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- (intransitive, informal) To spend the night somewhere.
- (transitive) To frisk, pat down
- (transitive, electronics) To reduce a signal.
1962, CQ: The Radio Amateurs' Journal - Volume 18, Issue 2, page 61:
- Amateur radio W40AB has come up with a slick gadget to pad down the gain of high output converters.